Re(ad)dressing Injustice: Korematsu Day connects JA incarceration to anti-Muslim bigotry

In San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute presented its annual program for Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution Jan. 30 with this year’s program entitled “Re(ad)dressing Racial Injustice: From Japanese American Incarceration to Anti-Muslim Bigotry.” Featuring two panels of speakers, as well as presentations by children, the evening addressed […]

LETTERS: Kudos for Korematsu Day coverage

Dear Editor: Thank you for the excellent coverage of the first Fred T. Korematsu Day celebration at UC Berkeley on Jan. 30 … Kudos to Vivien Kim Thorp. Kathryn P. Korematsu San Leandro, Calif.

Alameda County supervisors’ proclamation honors Korematsu

(Bay City News Service) — The Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Jan. 25 approved a proclamation honoring Fred Korematsu, an Oakland native who was arrested in downtown San Leandro in 1942 for refusing to go to a concentration camp for Japanese Americans. The resolution coincided with a new California holiday called the Fred Korematsu […]

SF Board of Supes declare Jan. 30 Korematsu Day

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Jan. 25 passed a resolution unanimously declaring Jan. 30 Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, “to commemorate the spirit and meaning of Fred Korematsu’s life, and the importance of preserving and protecting our civil rights and liberties, even in times of real or perceived […]

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: Fred Korematsu finally gets his day

BERKELEY, Calif. — January 30 was the late Fred Korematsu’s birthday. The Oakland, Calif. native and civil rights icon would have turned 92. Often described as “humble,” he probably would have been surprised to find the Rev. Jesse Jackson and several hundred strangers celebrating in his honor. But Jan. 30 was the state of California’s […]

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